Global warming recovering Iraq's marshes

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In the 1980s and 1990s, the Mesopotamian marshes of Iraq were devastated by the Hussein regime’s campaign to ditch, dike, drain, and burn them. Since 2003, they are left destroyed. Nature, took its own heed to restore it. It got reflooded, and eventually the phenomenon remarkably reestablished the native invertebrates, plants, fish, and birds, a June issue article of BioScience says.

A break from exploring gruesome after-effects, we can say that global warming has contributed positively to the environment. Record snowpack melted leading to a greater inflow of Tigris and Euphrates river-water inot the marshes, which kept the salinity levels low letting the lives survive.

Via: Biology News

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